This “werewolf” stood by the side of the road for several months and nobody dared to approach him. His skin was hard and scaly, his tail was pointy and broken. What was left of his black fur was tattered and stood straight up on his neck. The dog probably hadn’t eaten a proper meal in weeks, and he could barely walk – but then a stranger decided to act…
A strange animal that resembles a “werewolf” was seen on the side of the highway in California.
Months passed but no one approached the animal whose skin was rough and damaged. There was swelling only on the neck and head.
Everyone believed he was dangerous and it was obvious he was sick, so people would turn a blind eye when passing by him.
Fortunately, someone took the courage. The woman approached to check on him and decided to call someone for help. Then, another kind-hearted woman named Megan Bowe answered the call. Megan, who is the founder of Bowe’s Adoptable Rescued Pup, told The Dodo, “I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was.
“He was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.”
Megan realized that the “werewolf was actually a German Shepherd dog in very bad condition. She named him King and immediately took him to a veterinary clinic.
The number of diseases King suffered from was plenty, but Meghan and the doctors decided to treat them each at the time. His most serious conditions were his scabies, the broken pelvis, and the broken tail which needed to be treated surgically.
“My own thoughts are that he got hit by a car, and that would explain how his tail was so messed up, too,” Megan said. “That injury happened months ago because by the time I got him it had already started to heal incorrectly. And with such a damaged pelvis, he wasn’t able to get around very far on his own to look for food so he was extremely skinny and dehydrated.”
King’s health condition made him look old, but in fact, he was only a year old. Because of his diseases, some of which were contagious, Megan needed to place him in a separate section of the place where she kept the rest of the animals she took care of.
Luckily, King started eating and he was getting a bigger portion every day.
As his condition gradually got better, King was ready to undergo the much-needed surgery for his broken pelvis and tail.
It took a lot to pick yourself up and walk again, but with Megan’s help, the impossible became possible.
Megan wishes King would be able to be put up for adoption.
“It’s hard to think that all those cars passed him by and never stopped. No one wanted to bring him home or help him because he looked so bad… But all it took was one person,” Megan said.